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"I had to succeed because I finally ran out of things that wouldn't work."

by Rick Baker
On Apr 6, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

According to Napoleon Hill, Thomas Edison said that while talking about his persistence while working through 10,000 attempts to create the light bulb.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets

Unresolved, lingering problems gnaw away at brain energy. Attack problems and pluck that destructive power away from them.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The brain represents 2% of body mass while it consumes 20% of body energy. 

The brain is 'energy intensive'.

Much brain energy is consumed/wasted on negative thinking - i.e., wasted on negative feelings and emotions...wasted on rumination & worry.

You gain energy-value when you reduce your brain's energy-waste.

So - Tackle problems quickly: hit 'em high, hit 'em low...rip the ball out from their hands.

Influencing Powerful People - #10

by Rick Baker
On Mar 30, 2019

“Understand that powerful people think of others as their helpers first and foremost. Let them know that this is what you are there to do. However, don’t let the helper paradigm stifle your creativity and ambition to lead.”

Dirk Schlimm

'Influencing Powerful People', (2011)

"Powerful People" - they hold 'position power' over other people, the power bosses hold over subordinates. They hold other types of power...as examples, the power tied to having control of money and the power tied to a track record of setting goals, influencing results and meeting goals.

Powerful people exist in every successful business. 

Business founders hold special power. Business founders saw market needs, stepped up to address those needs and influenced others to join their businesses. If they succeeded in their business then their power was effective and put to good use. If they failed in business their power was, for one reason or another, ineffective. 

Sometimes we judge business leaders harshly because they don't treat us the way we want. Instead of shifting our 'mindset paradigm' to consider the opportunities that exist in the leader's view of our role, we refuse to align with the leader...sometimes, we resist subversively. When our mindsets are in resistance mode, we have allowed the leader's character and style to bring out the worst in us. With our mindsets focused on resistance, we choose to bury our curiosity. When we make that choice, we stifle our own attention to opportunities and we stifle our own creativity.

We must not blame powerful people for our choices; we must learn how to make and implement better choices when we deal with powerful people. In his book and his teaching, Dirk helps us learn how to make and implement better choices.

When leaders fail at the little details, especially the little interpersonal details, trust erodes.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 28, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is pretty much everything. Followers look to leaders for positives, subliminal or overt justifications for building trust.

 

Top performers feel disappointed when they make errors. Then, quickly, they replace that thinking with confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is precious.

Self-confidence is self-grown.

Self-confidence is essential.

If you simply must get something out of your system, make it productivity.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it was James Watt who first said, "If you want to blow off steam, put it to work."

[I could be wrong about that...]

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